New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
1st American ed.
191 p. ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Russia as Denʹ oprichnika in 2006.
Imagines a New Russia of the near future that is ruled by a reconstituted nobility and which blends draconian codes with modern technology while locking down Western borders, a region in which a twenty-years-older Vladimir Putin has appropriated all freeenterprise.